Sixty to seventy years ago the validity of psychology as a science was hotly contested. A young Israel Regardie took another debated subject, magic, and showed that it could be seen as a subdivision of psychology. He even said psychotherapists could use techniques of magic in a clinical setting for the benefit of patients.
In his classic book, The Middle Pillar, he reveals both the techniques that could be used and how they could benefit psychologists. The Middle Pillar exercise has also become one of the most important rituals in all of Western magic. As such, there has been much growth in the practice of this exercise over the years.
That's why I'm pleased that Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero have added an incredible amount of notes to the complete original text in this book and more than doubled its size with new contributions not published elsewhere. Now, the third edition of The Middle Pillar is the best, most complete ever.
Read the Ciceros's notes for a fuller understanding of the original text. Then read their new material, filled with meditations, exercises, and rituals you can use. Beyond a doubt, this is now the definitive version of The Middle Pillar. Get your copy today.
In my book, Modern Magick, I gave a brief introduction to one of the most important people in the history of magick, Dr. John Dee (1527–1608 or 1609). More than a magician, Dee was also one of the most interesting and fascinating figures of the Elizabethan Age. When he died, his home in Mortlake (a district of London on the southern bank of the... read this article